American Women on the Move: The Inside Story of the National Women's Conference, 1977, by Shelah Gilbert Leader and Patricia Rusch Hyatt.  Lexington Books, Rowan & Littlefield, 2016. Paperback release, Autumn 2017.American Women on the Move: The Inside Story of the National Women's Conference, 1977, by Shelah Gilbert Leader and Patricia Rusch Hyatt. Lexington Books, Rowan & Littlefield, 2016. Paperback release, Autumn 2017.

American Women on the Move: The Inside Story of the National Women’s Conference, 1977

November 20, 2017

November 18–21, 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the unprecedented, historic, Congressionally mandated National Women’s Conference.

Passport of Vera Micheles Dean. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryPassport of Vera Micheles Dean. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Vera Micheles Dean

October 19, 2017

When people think of the crisis years of the 1930s and 1940s they do not tend to think of Vera Micheles Dean. Yet she has likely influenced how they think about the decade.

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Collegewomen.org: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education

September 21, 2017

An update to our exciting collaboration with the former “Seven Sisters” schools, collegewomen.org: We are currently digitizing materials from 12 students covering the period 18921940.

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The Santo Domingo Collection

August 10, 2017

Included in the Julio Mario Santo Domingo collection—“the world’s largest private collection of material documenting altered states of mind”—is an envelope of objects labeled “Keep This Under Lock and Key—The ‘Hummer’ Combination of Rich, Rare, Racy, Sporty Stuff.”

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The Road to Better Data

July 19, 2017

In December 2016, Harvard Library successfully completed the migration of their finding aid data from a home grown, locally supported system into ArchivesSpace, an open source software that is used world-wide by over 300 archives.

"I Love You Truly" sheet music, words and music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library"I Love You Truly" sheet music, words and music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Carrie Jacobs-Bond: A Forgotten Musical Entrepreneur

May 22, 2017

The creator of "I Love You Truly," composer, performer, and entrepreneur Carrie Jacobs-Bond was the first woman to sell over a million copies of her sheet music, reportedly earning more than $1 million in royalties before the end of 1910.

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"Who Is That Loud-Mouthed Woman from Dorchester?”

March 10, 2017

On March 11, 1978, the first Dorchester International Women's Day was celebrated by approximately 300 women at the Grover Cleveland School in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Global History of Black Girlhood Conference

February 16, 2017

The Global History of Black Girlhood Conference, sponsored in part by the Schlesinger Library, will gather an interdisciplinary network of scholars to frame the emerging field of black girl history at the University of Virginia, March 1718, 2017

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Coretta Scott King’s Letter to Senator Strom Thurmond (1986) Concerning Jefferson Sessions

February 8, 2017

On February 7, 2017, on the floor of the US Senate, Elizabeth Warren RI '02 started to read a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King to Strom Thurmond about Jefferson Sessions’s record on civil rights. There is another letter that King wrote, and the Schlesinger Library has a copy.

Phyllis Schlafly at press conference at International Women's Year, Houston, Texas, November 1977. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryPhyllis Schlafly at press conference at International Women's Year, Houston, Texas, November 1977. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Phyllis Schlafly: A Conservative Voice at the Schlesinger Library

January 4, 2017

Phyllis Schlafly, who died last September at age 92, had a long career as a leader of the cultural right. She was the founder of the conservative advocacy organization Eagle Forum and the public persona of the pro-family movement from 1972 until her death.

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